Anthony Joshua told he can beat Oleksandr Usyk if he learns laws of fighting

Anthony Joshua has been told he can beat Oleksandr Usyk if he learns the "laws of fighting" by one of the Ukrainian's former opponents.

Joshua will rematch the new world heavyweight champion next year in an attempt to regain the WBA, IBF and WBO belts after he invoked the clause in the contract.

The undefeated Usyk completely out-boxed the Brit in their first fight and comfortably won on an unanimous points decision.

He was also victorious that way on his path to undisputed cruiserweight glory against American Michael Hunter, who believes AJ needs a very different approach for the second bout.

Hunter, whose only professional loss has come to Usyk, told Sky Sports: "It went exactly as I said it was going to go.

"Anthony Joshua did exactly what I said. The game-plan that he came out with, the strategic game-plan, or his trainers, I wouldn't put it all on him.

"To go out there and try and box a pure boxer was not the best move for him, but I think he can improve in the next fight.

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"It's funny, because when he was doing his rounds, I was like, 'I wish he could just take a trip over right where I'm at right now'. 'I wish I could be his trainer'.

"I just think that I would be able to teach him a lot of different things, or show him a lot of different things, because he's a fighter obviously but I feel like he doesn't really know the laws of fighting.

"He knows the rules, but I feel like he doesn't know how to apply the laws of fighting.

"I think he'll do well. It's a good opportunity to get his revenge."

Like Usyk, Hunter has moved up to the heavyweight division since they faced off and has worked his way up to the number two spot in the WBA rankings.

As such, he is eyeing up a rematch of his own should Usyk beat Joshua again in 2022.

Hunter added: "It's a little bit better for me, because I don't think anybody but Usyk would fight me, out of the rest of those guys.

"The fact that it's in Usyk's hands and it might stay there, it gives an opportunity for me to get all the belts. That's what I'm here for."

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